The Enterprise Architect is a leading member of the wider Business IT and the Shell Architecture IT team, helping to shape the strategic direction and future of the company.
The Oil/Products segment in T&S is kicking off a major modernization journey to transform the landscape to enable the future ambitions from Shell’s Powering Progress strategy and enablement of Low Carbon Fuels. This role will be at the lead to drive the architectural designs and roadmaps to enable this modernization and transformation.
You have a strategic role in Architectural Leadership across the function and will lead a large global team of architects to ensure high-quality architectural designs for IT solutions for Trading & Supply (T&S) for the Oil/Products trading business.
Where you fit in?
The Oil/Products segment in Trading & Supply supports the Crude and Refined Products trading business lines, reporting to the Head of Architecture for the Trading and Supply, Chemicals and Products business. The segment is an integral part of larger dynamic Shell Trading business. Shell Trading & Supply is one of the largest energy trading operations in the world.
The Enterprise Architect works with both IT and Business Leadership to ensure that IT solutions for this segment have a high-quality architectural design with full consideration around ease of integration, risk exposure, compliance, ability to operate, scalability and cost effectiveness. The resulting roadmaps and high-level designs will have a measurable impact on the effectiveness and profitability for Shell.
You closely partner with various stakeholders including the business facing Information & Digital Technology (IDT) Managers; business analysts; business process Owners; IT Engineering teams; Programme and Project managers and other Line of Business and Architects.
You will work side-by-side on application development and deployment projects and have the overall accountability for managing the end-to-end lifecycle of applications in the portfolio from an IT architecture expertise perspective.
What’s the role?
The Enterprise Architect has a strategic role in Architectural Leadership across the function and will be leading a large global team to ensure high-quality architectural designs for IT solutions for the Oil/Products segment for Shell Trading and Supply.
Your day-to-day role includes the following activities:
Leading and supporting project teams (including Lead/Solution architects) to ensure compliance of developments with the solution architecture.
Responsibility for the quality of architecture deliverables from the natural teams and should be familiar with the process and tools that drive these artefacts (TOGAF, BizzDesign).
Responsibility for the architectural standards and governance of projects within the segment to ensure the security, safety and cost effectiveness of all solutions deployed for the business.
Driving segment roadmaps and project support, from both your own knowledge and from other technical roles in Shell.
Ensure the business value of IT solutions is maximized, apply your knowledge of the business needs and opportunities, the existing portfolio of IT applications, and the current and emerging technology and IT service capabilities.
Overall support and enablement of the development and execution of the strategy and plans for the IT Portfolio that support the business objectives.
Driving the architecture and supporting the natural teams within the business
Driving Solution or product selections against capabilities required within the business, including vendor selection and management.
Other accountabilities include:
Work with the Lead/Solution Architects to maintain the segment architectures, application portfolio inventory, landscape diagrams and lifecycle maps for the applications within the portfolio.
Identify and propose potential portfolio changes and improvements, including decommissioning.
Develop and maintain application roadmaps for the portfolio.
Work with the Business Interface IT Managers, IT Engineering, IT Operation, Business Process Owner and Business Architects to provide consultancy on architecture and portfolio matters. This includes, but is not limited to benchmarking of the portfolio against external practice; externalization efforts to keep a highly visible external perspective; advise on any project issues; advise touch points with other Lines of Business and opportunities to leverage applications, processes etc.
Develop and maintain segment architecture including target selections.
Ensure architecture artifact quality and retention in appropriate tools, for example, BiZZdesign.
Facilitate Architecture Risk Assessments on projects and conduct Assurance Reviews and Stage Gate signoff for medium and low risk projects, involving data, technical and integration architects as needed.
Participate in and contribute to the Line of Business segment architecture network.
Maintain knowledge of compliance and regulatory requirements, including data privacy regulations (e.g. GDPR), and ensure that those are included in architecture strategy and design decisions.
Proactively review segment portfolio with ITM and business to maintain the alignment on how personal data is managed and handled properly.
Stay knowledgeable of trends and developments in IT in the relevant sectors, both internally and externally.
You will have a good awareness of regulatory environment as applies to the sector and security threats and risks.
You will also be familiar with Shell's Target Operating environment and reference architectures; and effectively influence the direction that these take in the future.
Lead natural teams towards increasing value and decreasing risk of data.
You will actively influence the definition of the strategy and the planning of investments.
What we need from you
Strong understanding of Trading Risk Management and Trading Operations from an architecture perspective.
Experience in the trading business, ideally supporting a crude/refined products business line or related commodities from an architecture/IT perspective.
Business-focused Digital and IT leadership experience.
A proven track record of Digital and IT architecture impact and success.
Extensive experience in implementing and/or modernizing the key Energy Trading Risk Management (ETRM)/ Commodity Trading Risk Management (CTRM) platforms to enable business operations.
Possess highly developed Stakeholder Engagement skills across both technical and non-technical audiences.
To be extremely curious about your area of expertise and in related external domains, and the proven ability to translate that knowledge into actionable outcomes and be able to apply these in support of the business development agenda.
Know the TOGAF standards and learn the Shell Architecture Framework and be able to explain the role of architecture in IT processes/organization.
Understand segment architecture and the link it has to portfolio management and platforms.
Understand the fundamentals of relevant architectures (process, data, application, integration) and be able to apply it effectively in support of the segment.
Know the Target Operating Environment (TOE).
Know relevant IRM standards for Architecture and understand how to use the standards.
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